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at the a new storm... now moving into the bay area... along with high winds. you are looking at city crews hoisting the 25 foot acacia tree here in this video. it toppled over at around 4 am .falling on to this house on the 300 block of virginia avenue.the worst damage was that the backyard fence was knocked down..only caution tape and a few splintered boards remain..luckily the resident inside the home was not hurt. the city says they soil was saturated by the rain and the nearly 50 year old tree couldn't hold up any more. the homeowner says she called the 311 to complain about the city maintained tree on more than one occasionbut nothing was done. >> i knew it wasn't dying or near death and i thought that this city could come out and take care of their tree. what ever it was going to do. i knew that it was -- going to die. unfortunately, it came down on a a structure. >> the department of public works are now chopping up what fell down.they admit that the homeowner did everything right and should have been out here sooner. they say they are changing their producal on how to respond to f
'll tell you whether weather this is happening in the city -- tell you where this is happening in the city and why this is happening. >>> time now for the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day middle of the week. it's wednesday december 5th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us. steve says little drizzly out there. will it last most of the day? >> right rain. there has been a little heavier out toward hercules. it's coming through. but again this is far weeker than anything we have seen. but still rain is here. but overall this is a much weaker system we will get rain throughout the day. we'll take a closer look at this rain. >>> this is a look at highway 24 through lafayette. and 880 near the oakland coliseum traffic is moving pretty well. it is wet out there. we do have an accident we want to tell you about coming up in a couple minutes. let's head back to the desk. >>> topping our news this morning police in berkeley are still on the scene where a bicyclist was shot and killed outside of a middle school. we will
've really stepped it up, bringing extra crews to be extra vigilant. going around the city to look for problems before they surface to make sure there's plenty of prevention going on. >> reporter: all of their crews will be on call tomorrow, roaming the streets looking for flooding and trees down by very strong winds. in addition sandbags have been made available to residents. >> the sandbags are something we always have them on hand but we just ordered 5,000 new ones to come in this morning so they're ready to go for the residents. >> reporter: this city crew spend the -- spent the morning in ocean beach. a near certainly that the waves we saw today will pail in comparison to what we'll see later this week. >> it's hard to surf when it's big like that. >> i bet. >> reporter: with that gail warning kicking in early this morning. the coast guard is urging boaters to use extra caution and to make sure before the storm hits that their boats are tied up because when those break lose, the coast guard or other agencies have to respond tieing up valuable resources. in pacifica, ken pritc
damaged by a broken limb or fell over. >> the city of san jose has free sand bags ready for residents and its equipment is ready to go. >> as soon as it starts raining they'll be out in the street. >> reporter: one problem? the colorful fall leaves clogging storm drains. >> at the peak there were 18,700 people without power. i just talked to p and g and they tell us there's about 150 customers in the dark. they expect to have them back online by 7:00 a.m. >>> storm number one went through during the morning commute. it made a mess. it was wet and windy the check out the rainfall totals. not a heavy rain event as far as winter storms, but it was went. over an inch in santa rosa. what does it mean? well we're doing real well year to date. 102% in santa rosa. 106% of average in san francisco. 59% of average in san jose. here's a promise i will make you. when we come back on monday, all the averages are going to be well over 100% of average. 100, 125% of average. your complete forecast coming up. >>> crews worked to remove a tree that is leaning on some power lines. >> there was kind of a
of the year. there's a shot of san francisco we finally have the clouds over the city and rain coming down. mike pelton has been out and has not seen much rain this morning but that last shot showed it really coming down. >> we may be able to salvage the rest of the day and then we have a big storm coming in on friday. let's get to america where we seem storms right now? >> we're officially under the gun as we take the storm tracker 4. a lot of yellow on the screen already. we are picking up some heavy rain in san francisco stretching down the daily city into brisbane. it is not really in the east bay inland valleys just yet. taking a look of the coast line at looks like pacifica is under a light rain. heavier rain is in the east bay. storm tracking to see when the heavy rain will arrive in your neighborhood and looks like 747 for alamo. be prepared for that the next 30 minutes it is certainly going to come down. san leandro looks like we're seeing some of the heavier rain right now. that is pushing its way into the san ramon valley. that is just a quick look at where their aim is currentl
intense squall line through crescent city. that's our system. it'll move slowly. it's still back out here but in advance you could get warm sector rain. that would be over the north bay. clear lake had some rain but now just cloudy. i -- could be round windsor, santa rosa, i think that will be today's event if there is any rain. on the southern edge until tonight and then the heavy rain. this system on its way. today is that in between day. the cloud, rain forecast starts to bring it in by tonight and then by about five, six it starts to move toward napa. it'll be into lake county and then it sits there. it doesn't move until late tonight. there in lies what could be a lot of rain. this is tomorrow morning. when it's coming over us. it may take a while to get to -- the south bay but it'll be there tonight and then hang out. napa county, lake county. for us a very mild day. some light rain but the heavy rain tonight, tomorrow morning. we get a break friday night, saturday, monday does look dry. >> all right. thank you. we are back on storm watch this morning, the second of several storms
degrees in rapid city and seeing temps around 20 to 25 above average and areas of south dakota, 35 degrees above your average, very warm temps there and we still have our problems across parts of the west and the next storm moving into northern california and this one is a very strong one. very significant rain will fall here, some areas eight inches of rain and a lot of the rivers in central california concerned about flooding for today and tonight. and this storm storms by tomorrow, and another one comes in on tuesday, wednesday, lingers a little into thursday and then dry things out and this is the most potent of all and mostly rain, another warm system, but a steady stream of tropical moisture and it will bring light showers throughout parts of the ohio valley, to the great lakes, tonight and this afternoon. and behind it, temps are going to warm up a lot. in fact, today, the temps are extremely warm, across most of the country and pretty much the entire country is above where your average temps are this time of year and tomorrow, we'll see this heat builds further, getting to 61, dlee
this morning to announce city lift fm. offers down payment assistance. the program a joint effort betweenwells for a foe and the unity council to revitalize neighborhoods. >>> a great holiday season experience 250 families are going tote to get a $20,000 down paint towards stabilizing many of the neighborhoods in oaklandened surrounding cities. >>> city lift fm applies to potential home buyers. anyone interested can aplay at workshop at oakland convention center on the 7th and 8th. >>> the hell rate ised broadcast cancer risk here seems not ton so much special what happen researchers discovered around the rest of the bay. >> they carried the same rifles. >> family members of u.s. military seeking recognition for their roles. the new legal battle to balance the field of combat. >> and detailed look at your wet and windy commute coming up. look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out lou
federal reserves are invited to attend. >>> and san jose city hall includes 3 glass pedals that unfold on the outside revealing a series of years inside and it is a small scale version of a public art project. this is a winning tee sign asking them to use silicone technology but the proposed final sculpture would cost $20 million. >>> there are reports that pro- football players are taking viagra to make them more athletic. how does it sound to you? or is it legal? that controversy is coming up at 6:24. tara is covering for sal, things are starting to get bad at the toll plaza? >>> it is funny how things can change in a matter of minutes. let's look at the toll plaza, 10 minute wait into san francisco and up next, we have a live look through bay point and for westbound, tack on a couple of extra minutes and 237, near milpitas, it seems to be moving licely as you drive towards sunny veil, here is steve. >>> cloudy and mild, coming in tonight into tomorrow, it has ramped up the temperatures 60 degrees for crying out loud. and for the morning commute, point north, mostly cloudy day today.
safer. ktvu's paul chambers is here and tells us how the plan will work. >> the city is in diker straits. more homicides than all of last year. today the chief and counsel members gave us information on how to combat crime. >> reporter: a population near 400,000 but there are only 626 police officers to parole the streets. leaving the city at a disadvantage when dealing with criminals. but the chief has a plan that will add 24 officers on the weekend. >> asking police officers to provide over time. >> our streets are under siege. having coverage, having protection for the citizens i think is what we need to work on. >> the chief is doing just that. two officers have been added to the gang investigation unit and working with the atf. also some officers have been reassigned to improve staffing. that is just the beginning. >> $10 million increase in revenues. there is nothing more important that we should spend the money on than public safety. >> the money will be used to hire two civilians. that way 20 more officers rill be free to work the street -- will be free to work the stre
will be a long- term inconvenience. for residents out of town. likely the city will not rush into a repair and, instead, engine a long-lasting improvement for this creek. a trash rack that will not clog as easily. >> it is not an easiy fix. >> no. we are hoping it is quick. i have teenagers that want to take showers. >> reporter: ona few homes are without water. one without gas. so, it is a small scale outage but a big 20 foot sinkhole. a lesson that trash, scrap wood and furniture does not belong in a backyard creek. the next step tomorrow is to dig the debris out of the creek and secure the hole. we are live in lafayette. ktvu channel 2 news. >> meantime, in pittsburg, people on the scene said there were more than 2 dozen motorists that ended up with nat tires after hitting the pothole, including a family that were on their way to see the raiders game. >> we hit a pothole and our air bags went off. so i got out to check the tires and they were blown. >> cal transsent out a crew to re-- caltrans sent out a crew to repair the road. >>> we are live to see the damage the floodwaters left behind
at city hall where the assassinations took place on this day 34 years ago. on the steps of city hall, people gathered to remember the two slain leaders. mayor george mascone and harvey milk the city's first openly gay supersraoeup super -- supervisor. family members say the two men were trail blazers for civil rights. and the dispair on november 27, 1978 within they were gunned down by former supervisor dan white has now turned into hope. >> we will not stop until we have equality across the globe and that is what tonight means. >> reporter: with candles in hand, hundreds marched from city hall to the castro reflecting on the impact of the assassination. >> it mean as great deal. it means our freedom. >> i met mayor mascone the year before he was assassinated -- >> reporter: this man tells us he was only 19 at the time. he said these two leaders gave the gay community the courage to deal with the aids epidemic. >> that lit a fire under myself and my fellow activists. >> reporter: the mood was upbeat when the march ended. a memorial has been set up to celebrate the life of harvey mil
with the story. >> reporter: the march ended here in the castro but it began at city hall where the assassinations took place on this day 34 years ago. on the steps of city hall, people gathered to remember the two slain leaders. mayor george mascone and harvey milk the city's first openly gay supersraoeup super -- supervisor. family members say the two men were trail blazers for civil rights. and the dispair on november 27, 1978 within they were gunned down by former supervisor dan white has now turned into hope. >> we will not stop until we have equality across the globe and that is what tonight means. >> reporter: with candles in hand, hundreds marched from city hall to the castro reflecting on the impact of the assassination. >> it mean as great deal. it means our freedom. >> i met mayor mascone the year before he was assassinated -- >> reporter: this man tells us he was only 19 at the time. he said these two leaders gave the gay community the courage to deal with the aids epidemic. >> that lit a fire under myself and my fellow activists. >> reporter: the mood was upbeat wh
has cities near the russian river on alert. water levels have risen onto land in some parts of guerneville. and even though it's normally a slow-moving river... >> with 6-7 ft. it begins to get scary. we have to think about leaving town, turning off electricity, gasoline. and so forth. >> the national weather service says that it could be possibly a flooded road to a.m. with noon tomorrow reaching the highest levels. in this video shot yesterday, you can see that the river is rising fast. flooding, every decade or so, is not uncommon. the last serious threat was in the first days of january 06 of course the possibility always makes residents nervous. the national weather service says the russian river will flood guerneville around 2 a.m. monday... highest point around noon tomorrow... with water levels >> the latest series of storms has some arborists concerned about trees in the bay area. the saturated ground could force trees and bushes to collapse. about the threat. >> all of the whe--wieight.. is at the top of the tree. >> certified arborist christopher altman poi
. in the story you'll see only on nbc bay area, the city council is hoping to change that. damion trujillo is live in san jose. when can the city start breaking ground. >> the city would start tonight if it could. proponents say a taller skyline would mean more revenue for the city. and more majestic look for san jose. this is the view from a top communications hill in south san jose. and newcomers immediately notice this doesn't have the feel of the nation's tenth largest city. >> i'm from los angeles, i love the city. san francisco. san jose doesn't have that feel. and maybe that would. maybe a larger skyline would. >> the skyline would look much different p it wasn't for the airport. >> the good news for many of the companies that are located in the downtown, they're very close to the airport. the bad news for the downtown is that it's very close to the airport. >> council woman says the airport height restrictions on the skyline are limiting investment opportunities. developers aren't eager to build here. >> construction -- often it doesn't make any sense financially for them to start
crashing down early this morning. in san francisco city crews spent this day clearing out clogged drains and the public works department says it's expected to be a weekend long task. you can see one of the biggest rocks actually blocked one of the lanes forcing drivers to slow down and go around it. we have team coverage for you tonight. chief meteorologist bill martin is in the ktvu weather center where he's been tracking the storm all day. maureen naylor is standing by but we begin with jana katsuyama where it's been raining. in healdsburg. >> reporter: see how wet the ground is, all of that water is seeping into the ground and ending up in local rivers and streams this is the russian river. you can see how fast it is going. it could reach near flood levels by the time the next storm finishes. rain is drenching almost soaked roads. areas stream, rivers and low lying areas are flooding. with two storms down there's still one more to go. a storm watch is in effect. >> the storm surge is down 2- 1/2 feet below the bottom of the bridge. >> reporter: although water levels dropped today wit
down early this morning. in san francisco city crews spent this day clearing out clogged drains and the public works department says it's expected to be a weekend long task. you can see one of the biggest rocks actually blocked one of the lanes forcing drivers to slow down and go around it. we have team coverage for you tonight. chief meteorologist bill martin is in the ktvu weather center where he's been tracking the storm all day. maureen naylor is standing by but we begin with jana katsuyama where it's been raining. in healdsburg. >> reporter: see how wet the ground is, all of that water is seeping into the ground and ending up in local rivers and streams this is the russian river. you can see how fast it is going. it could reach near flood levels by the time the next storm finishes. rain is drenching almost soaked roads. areas stream, rivers and low lying areas are flooding. with two storms down there's still one more to go. a storm watch is in effect. >> the storm surge is down 2- 1/2 feet below the bottom of the bridge. >> reporter: although water levels dropped today wit
they had to deal with last year. take a look. this is a major thoroughfare in this east bay city. from last april you can see mudslide caused a lot of damage. this line knocked out power to 65 homes in the area for several hours. it was quite a mess. a big problem for hundreds of residents. the director of public works tell the kron4 news that after investigation the slide was caused by misdirected storm water from a nearby home. this is the same area several months later. the plan was worked out and the homeowner has taken several steps to deal with the issue. the russian control materials have been put in as well as new landscaping and a concrete barrier. not all the work is done but major progress has been completed. hopefully another has been done to prevent another situation like last winter. >> that is just a small sample of what the city is doing to try to make sure that they are doing everything they can and anticipation of the big storms that are headed our way. >> kron4 is began carmen is and the north bay this evening. you have been talking to people there who have been getting r
the rain has picked up. the wind died down a little bit. that is slam city right there. pleasanton also out toward livermore and fremont. and also now pushing out toward discovery bay. for more let's check in on highway 17. alex savidge is there. i think he's right in the middle of it there. >> reporter: it feels like we're in the middle of a band of this rain coming through here. it's been very steady ever since we aryed here at the summit. right along highway 17. i want to show you one of the big concerns. along with all the water on the roadways is this kind of thing. down branches and the debris that will build up along the highways. especially on highway 17. here's the roadway and you can get a live look at what it looks like. this is what drivers are facing as they come up and over the pass from the south bay and head into santa cruz. highway 17 stretch outs drive this morning. we drove up here from san jose a lot of standing water on the roadway. a lot of the blind turns when that water ticks up from the car in front of you it can be hairy to say the least. no accidents have been rep
in the city and county officials will be needing an hour from now to talk about what is next when this rhetoric is the flood stage. you have to wind and rain causing major problems for anyone driving the roads. we will show you a major accident. >> this is happening right now. a flash flood warning has been issued for napa and sonoma counties until 8:00 a.m. rainfall rates behind the very intent. >> in addition to the heavy rain, the winds are blowing very strong. i will take look at those coming up. s-sierra complete bay area news coverage continues. this is mornings on two periods and a good morning. this sunday, december 2nd. i am cloudy and warm periods in the the storm moved in late last night and it still hitting the bay area hard. right now we have live team coverage. allie rasmus is live on the napa river. urologist rosemary and chief meteorologist bill martin. though, what's happening? >> if you've been with us last hour or so, we've been talking about it. the heaviest rain moving through the bay area. we are seeing rainfall accumulations of an inch an hour. that's what y
the rainstorm come, you get kind of spooked. >> reporter: i talked with city officials and asked them have you done anything to prepare this hill for heavy rains? they only told me if there's an emergency in this area tomorrow or in the coming days they will be there to respond. reporting in san pablo, jr stone, kron4 news. >>> aside from the problems it can cause, the rain is welcome and perhaps a bit overdue in the southbay in particular. in the foothills of the santa cruz mountains, it is just 13% of cast right now, and entirely -- capacity right now, and entirely it dependent on the runoff from rainfall. earlier storms all by bypassed san jose, and water officials are hoping to catch up in the stormy days ahead. stay with us as we continue to track the approaching storm. you can also stay updated on our website, kron4.com, along with our facebook and twitter pages. and more coverage later in this newscast and on the morning news at 4:00 am. >>> there was another shooting in east palo alto this afternoon. it happened near a school. in fact, so far there have been more than a dozen gang-rela
neighbors say the tree is between a home an a city park so it's still unclear who is responsible for the tree. we have crews all over the bay area tonight and let's begin the storm watch coverage with ktvu john sasaki live in sellmo. >> the roads are very wet. and it's across the st. francis drake, that flooded the town several years ago. that's why the people grow concern about the dangers of flooding. >> it's a small town that let's visitors feel like they are away from it all. then something like this could change the mood entirely. rain pounded the town this morning an the series of storms set to drench the north bay. >> i think i'm getting numb. >> less than three quarters of an inch of rain fell here. meteorologist told me, the next couple of rounds through sunday could add another six inches. >> that's going to be interesting. i don't know what to do at the moment. maybe tonight, i will put some sandbag up. >> this is the goodwill store called georgy and willow. >> the town has been diligent. and that's the thing, with any kind of warning, any kind of preparation and with
. the city of pleasant hill is one of many places where people can fill up sandbags for their homes and businesses. this man told us he wants to be prepared because it's not just one day of rain but several in a row. for areas where you can pick up free sandbags. go to ktvu.com. >>> a car pile up left one car on top of another. it happened just before 3:30 in the northbound lanes at the capital expressway off ramp. it's not clear if the crash was weather related but the road was wet at the time. one person suffered minor injuries. >>> your friday morning commute could be bad or really bad depending on the speed and timing of this storm. amber lee is live now in marin county where she's been asking road crews what they've been doing to prevent problems on the roadway. >> reporter: it's quite windy out here. we're by the lucky drive expressway. an area that likely gets flooded with the storms. we spoke to a tow truck driver who says he expects the calls to double with the heavy rain. >> with the heavy wind we've been having, the water tends to back up a little bit -- a little bit mor
are stocking up on sandbags. the city of pleasant hill is providing sandbags. >>> even before the storm hits today's gloomy weather caused delays at the san francisco international airport. before the storm hit, airlines saw delays of two hours. go to ktvu.com for more storm coverage. click the tab on the top of our home page. one car ended up on top of another in a four car crash. this crash happened in san jose. it's not clear if the crash was weather related but the road was wet at the time. this crash took place just before 3:30 this afternoon. one person did sustain minor injuries. >>> we're following development, following news of a rape of a 13-year-old girl. the rape happened at castro park in mountain view sometime around 5:30 last night. that's when police responded to a report of a sexual assault. they say the victim had been drinking alcohol there with an adult man and two teenage boys. police arrested mario pinto and two 17-year-olds on suspicion of rape. >>> a woman says she woke to find an intruder inside her bedroom. palo alto police say they may step up patrol and add staffi
across the city and from the u.s.. how will this man affect billions of dollars and the war on drugs that playinged our border state. fox journalist on the ground inside of mexico . also, severe weather, taking aim at millions of merrence on the west coast, meteorologist calling it an atmospheric river and triggering a vicious storm and what is that? and how long will it last? >> i am harris falker we start with thecene ending with a nfl player taking his own life outside of a practice facility. kansas 73 line baker vaconkilled his girlfriend and then drove to the stadium and took his life in front of the coach. >> kansas city chiefs and player coaches and fanc are all in shock. look at this video, everyone is talking about the terrible murder-suicide involving javon belcher and his girlfriend. shortly after 7:30 this morning, belcher shot 22 year old casassdra perkins at their home. perkins later died in the hospital . 10 minutes later, belcher, a starting linebacker drove to the chief's practice facility and pulled out a gun and fatally shot himself in front of the chief's head coa
an exclusive interview with john boehner. >> heather: new details on a murder-suicide in kansas city reportedly involving a football player for the kansas city chiefs. police say that 25-year-old ja vochb bel cher shot his girlfriend and drove to the stadium and shot himself in front of the general manager. elizabeth pran is live with more on the disturbing story. >> after four successful years with the kansas city kheefgs, police say 25-year-old that he shot and killed himself before the coach and general manager right outside in front of a training facility. this shortly after police say he shot his girlfriend multiple times at a home only five miles from the stadium. police have not released the identity of bel cher's girlfriend nor have they confirmed that the woman's mother and toddler were at the home at the time of the shooting. second shooting caused the whole facility go on lockdown and the community is digesting what happened. >> we're talking about kids that are 25 years old playing in circumstances that most of us would never dream of and living lives in fish bowls. sometimes it bec
. >> ben farmer in afghanistan. thank you. >>> just seven hours from now, the kansas city chiefs will play the carolina panther, the team deciding not to reschedule the game after linebacker jovan belcher shot his girlfriend in front of her mother and then driving to the training facility where he shot himself in front of the coach and general manager. casey wine is in kansas city for us this morning. local media report the two had a fight after a concert friday night. what do you know about that? >> reporter: we don't know much about the concert that the kansas city star is reporting about. we do know police say there was some sort of argument either late friday night or early saturday morning before this tragic -- these two tragic shootings happened. we spoke last night with a next door neighbor of jovan belcher and of his girlfriend. they had been living in that house for about a year, the neighbor told us. the neighbor did not want us to use his name. he said that the two appeared to have been getting along very, very well. they had a baby just three months ago, born on september 11th.
'm deborah feyirik. a sad day in football as we speak, kansas city chiefs playing their nfl game despite the death of a team members. line blacker joyan belcher shot his girlfriend and then drove away and shot himself. it, what are you hearing? what are investigators learning? >> well, they have offered few inclu clues as too what led up to the horrific morning here in kansas city, but police did say that they had had no previous reports of disturbance calls at the home where jovan's girlfriend was shot yesterday morning, but there were some arguments in the morning leading up to it. a lot of preliminary work being done today, but the game where the kansas city chiefs were playing went on as scheduled. in fact just moments ago, in the stadium behind me, arrowhead state of mind in kansas city, they actually won the football game, 27-24. actually the team's radio broadcast of the game, you can hear the announcers voices talking about just how emissional this day has been, instead of coming just a short time before this game was played, the decision was made to carry on with the game, obvio
weeks ago. >>> the kansas city chiefs suited up and took the field today against carolina. that's despite the shock and horror of yesterday's suicide of linebacker jevon belcher. stay right there with full details in a full report on cnn in just a minute. >>> high winds and heavy rain are pummeling the northwest. the rainfall will continue throughout the day. some places have already seen a foot of rain since yesterday. people living in northern california, oregon and washington state are bracing for rising rivers and possible mudslides. >>> supporters of mohammad morsi blocked the high court from indefinitely suspending all court sessions. that would suspend a ruling on the drawing up of egypt's new constitution. president morsi declared his decisions are now immune from judicial oversight. >>> it is a frightening and deadly scene in japan. just look at this. at least two cars are still trapped inside a highway tunnel after a massive section of the concrete structure collapsed. police say they have already found several burned bodies inside the rubble about 50 miles west of tok
top cities picked up over 5 1/2 inches of rain. san francisco, not too far behind. 2 1/2, to get down to the south bay, gilroy, 2 1/2 in san francisco topping out right at -- san jose, rather, at 1 1/2 now. we are watching more rain with this next system as you menged, diane. it's going to be very powerful. flash flood watches do mean that flash flooding is likely tomorrow. we're going to be telling you how much rain is going to fall. another thing that's very important, those rivers have been rising. we're going to detail all of that coming up. >> thank you, anthony. as you mentioned, people in the north bay are preparing for this north storm as potential flooding in some areas. the national weather service issued a warning today projecting that the napa river will rise two feet above flood stage by tomorrow afternoon near the towns. and today in downtown napa the river is running. it took about 12 feet. that is well below flood level of 25 feet. that change can change very quickly with a flash flood. >> you know, tomorrow i think is the day that we're kind of worried about more than
blessing with all the stuff that's going on in this city, a kid from englewood got something positive going on. that makes me feel so good. >> chicago bulls star derrick rose breaking down about the state of his beloved city of chicago during a recent news conference. the city is desperate to end a wave of gun violence. 's turning to isaiah thomas for help. one of the greatest basketball players in history. he joins us now. isaiah, welcome. >> thank you. >> been to chicago a few times in the last 20 months or so since i've been on this show. it's aa beautiful city. people are incredibly friendly. and yet there's this utter carnage, no other way to describe it, going on in the back waters of this city, which is completely out of control. what is the answer? >> well i believe the answer education. and i believe if we can find a way to get the kids to community and seriously arm them with education, then i think they can make the correct choices. right now you can't incarcerate poverty, and a lot of the things that come with poverty needs to be treated and discussed it. the way to do those thi
in the central city of cairo gifford for it is causing closures and the u.s. embassy. the embassy issued a statement advising u.s. citizens to avoid that neighborhood which is fairly close to to rear square. the clashes coincide with an assembly on a new draft for a new constitution. >> will take a break 7:26 is the time we come back we will have a complete look at the forecast. erica is denied on the sky. it is cloudy and when the out there and before too much longer it will be wet as well we will be right back. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. welcome back is 7:29. we have a live shot dead king they'll. team and mail-- kingvale. >> as we take it to satellite and radar we have a live shot of fatt fattaltahoe satellite and radar is keeping an eye on the moisture coming down through the bay area this will be a significant system
watch for the rest of the newscast witha check own on power out aims. >> and the local cities that want a is it da task. . >>> rain moderate to heavy. gusty winds, warnings and watching foavy rain and one of those cells going over wood side. more on that coming up shortly. >> thank you. if you plan to fly out of sfo this morning you better call ahead. several can canceled flights and delayed. starting at nine some arriving flights may be delayed more than three hours. the same thing happened yesterday. several flights were delayed up to three hours. >>> lot of heavy winds and downed trees have left more than 15,000 pg&e customers with no power. more than 4500 are in the peninsula area in the dark. 3700 in the south bay, 7600 in the north bay. the bay bridge, the richmond, san rafael bridge, the san mateo bridge have all had power outages. >> today we may find out if same sex couples in california will be able to get married legally. allison burns is in the washington dc newsroom to tell us what's at stake at the court. >> reporter: we have a crew at the court now, same sex couples in
showers, in the city, san francisco getting wet along the coastline. for today we are breezy, cloudy conditions, soggy conditions, but we will start to see a bit of a break-in to the afternoon. advisories in place already in the third of storms coming our way. i will show you the timeline and bring you details coming up. >> it has been a wild week of weather. we are not done yet. want to give you a live look outside. interstate 80, rain water on the roadway. two hands onto wheel. we will see scattered showers throughout the bay area before the next powerful punch flows through. yesterday's heavy wind and rain cause power outages. >>> most of the bay area will be under a flash flood watch through the weekend, a break-in the weather has helped water levels drop on the street in the north bay. some areas did flood and we could see it happen again tomorrow. the river rose with in a few feet of topping its banks and in kernville the russian river rose 14 feet. >> there were 14 steps here. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, it's come up 7, 8, steps in five hours. >> the national weather service issued
straight ahead. >>> the kansas city chiefs pull off a win the day after one of their own commits suicide. new details about his death, the murder of his girl friend and what happens their 3-month-old baby. >>> and an entire town is evacuated this morning. find out the unusual reason why in just two minutes. good morning. welcome to "early start" for a monday morning. >> yes. >> hard to get up on a monday, isn't it? >> it sure is. >> i'm alina cho. >> i'm zoraida sambolin. today is december 3rd. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. the rain keeps coming in northern california. the third pacific storm unleashing floodwaters, knocking out power to thousands in san francisc francisco, sacramento and thousands of others. >> this thing just went up fast. real fast. we had previously had it gotten up high, but it hasn't gotten this bad. >> you live right here in the park? >> right there. >> right there. >> right there. i got my mom out. i took her down to a friend's house down the street. you never know with water like this what it will do. >> people are evacuating out of the park. people are trying to
. >> the city of napa is invested extensively in flood protection improvements expected to keep river inside its banks within city limits. >>> the storm is a concern in the sierra as well. forecasters say the truckee river there could reach flood stage by tomorrow night putting the riverside homes at risk. the weather channel's chris warren has the latest from truckee. >> reporter: diane, i'm standing along the truckee river here. and it's expected not only to go to flood stage, expected to go to major flood stage by tomorrow. snow levels are going to be very high. we're talking about 3 to 4,000 feet higher than where i am right now. so what that means is that all the precipitation falling will be falling as rain. that's a problem because this time of year usually you have the snow falling and the snow stays in the mountains. it stays in the hills. instead of the rain we'll be draining down all the local streams, all the local creeks into the truckee river here. and along the way, it will bring with it some of that snow that is already falling. so you're going to be dealing with some melting sno
death comes all too frequently now in syria. today it was twin bombings in the capital city of damascus. people ran after the first explosion and that's when the killers detonated a second bomb. nearly 50 people died. there is no word on who is behind the attack. it is but the latest in the bloody battle between syria's government and its rebels. rebel fighters claim to have shot down two government aircraft within the past 24 hours. that helicopter war planes shelling people on the ground. the government shelling its own people. they have access to antiaircraft missiles. that would be a change. the burning wreckage of the military jet as well as its injured pilot apparently unconscious fox news cannot confirm the report. >> 29 people crashes in the indian notion. and tops our news around the world in 80 seconds. the jet liner went down small ireland nation off the southeast coast of africa. you can see the tail sticking out of the water. he noticed a plane leaking fuel like a faucet after takeoff and alerted the crew. the pilot tried to land at nearby airport but had to ditch it in the
exam going on this. >> leave and debris are clogging city catch basins. anotherdrain just across the street threatened to over flow. another ocean beach -- cars continue to race through the water >> drive slowly. there'snowhere you to go quickly. don't walk through big huddle tell us of stamding water. youdon't know what's under there police blocked this off after a tree toppled. -- in the sunsetdistrict, the mission district, kind of all over town >> workers near city hall said the president wet and win de dimorning had one benefit >> usually you have to get here around 11:30 in the morning to avoid the kroudz >> again, another live look at cars splashing through the water on the public highway. it'sgiven away lots of sapd bags to -- reporting live at ocean beach in san francisco >> now, we head to north bay where some places got nearly 6 inches of rain today. all ofthat scombind rain really took a toll and at least one family is extremely luck wi can i they weren't hurt nfrments a matter of hours this 162 year old tree was transforted into mull m ch it kament kras krarning dow
from daly city westlake neighborhood this morning. some places higher up, 80 miles an hour. for the most part drivers were facing puddles. as we showed you earlier, potholes. this is the scene in walnut creek. major ponding causing hazards and extra gripping. where it was not water it was strong wind causing problems. this broken power poll in san francisco's sunset district left 8500 people without electricity. it was just one of many areas where trees or power polls brought down electrical lines. >> the latest numbers on outages show a total of 4200 homes without power. 1400 are in the north bay. 900 in the east bay. just under 1200 in the south bay. 700 on the peninsula and just 60 p in san francisco. -- just 60 in san francisco. then the rain ended and it was sunny all afternoon. this is another worry for the coming days as we begin to dry out. the ground is now heavy from all of the water. let's check in with our meteorologist to check on the rain. >> a lot of rainfall that we are talking about. first storm total i am going toy show you, 10.2 inches in napa county. ken
about kansas city where a starting chiefs linebacker and his girlfriend both died violently in what police are treating as a murder/suicide. investigators look for answers and the team had a decision to make today. do they play today's game or not? ed lavandera is at arrowhead stadium. >> reporter: the mood inside arrowhead football stadium here today in kansas city far different from what you would normally see on a sunday afternoon here during the kansas city chiefs football season. very subdued. even though the kansas city chiefs, despite facing this tragedy, went on to win today's game. only the second game the team has won all year. but after the game, the head coach of the team, the very man who witnessed javon belcher kill himself at the team's practice facility not too far from where we are here tonight, spoke about what this game meant and what it was like to play today. >> it's tough when circumstance happens, you can't undo them, so you have to rely on each other, rely on your family, your friends, and rely on your faith, and that's what the team tried to do today and we
city as a republican and he was a frontrunner back in 2008, if you remember. before we went into the primaries and had such a disastrous campaign, he was a pro-choice candidate who was 22 points up among evangelicals because they saw him as such a strong and courageous leader and america's mayor. i think that there is room for that. i think those two candidates that you mentioned -- it wasn't so much their position on abortion or being pro-life per se. it was one had a much more extreme position and the other one was just sort of medieval. he had this really bizarre idea about women. i don't even want to get into it. it was ridiculous. and as you saw, the gop absolutely denounced his views on that. >> let me very quickly let maria weigh in here and give you the final word. >> well, so i agree with amy that the gop should get credit for the diversity that they have in governorships, but it's not enough. because leadership positions do actually happen to be very important in congress where you actually pass bills that are going to affect what the changing demographics of ameri
. >> if the landlords don't fix things, then often more meetings are scheduled with city council members, even police. so far the initiative has helped clean up five apartment complexes in this neighborhood. everything from cockroaches to rats to poor plumbing. they're working on six more complexes, including this one that has broken glass and graffiti. the process is slow, but neighbors say they welcome the effort. and it's not just apartment complexes. the initiative is also working with owners of single family homes to make sure they clean up their properties too. reporting live in san jose, marianne favro, nbc bay area news. >>> still ahead here at 5:00, backtracking on a gaffe. what apple is doing following the failure of their map app. >>> also -- >> i don't like to give up. it's not -- i mean it's not something that is really in me to do. >> not giving up taken to the extreme. a bay area proud exclusive follows the length of one man's perseverance as he turns a loss into a life-long game. >>> and good evening. i'm jeff ranieri in the nbc bay area weather center. we're tracking the storm tonigh
. traffic is flowing nicely in both directions and no delays into foster city or hayward on the opposite side. >>> in daily city, it was compromised by a water-main break, the water rupture sent thousands of gallons of water into several streets two weeks ago. bails of hay and mesh are put into place to prevent more and storm drains have been cleared to make sure the water has a place to go. stay with us throughout the morning around we are monitoring conditions minute-by- minute as they change on the air. also here on our website and mobile apps. >>> there is an investigation happening right now at alameda high school. several fires were reported just hours ago. brian flores is here to tell us why this may be the work of an arsonnest, dave? >>> you can see this is an active scene and you can see the crime tape, some windows are open as well. this remains after an early morning fire inside one of the classrooms and according to some investigators, they say when they arrived one of the classrooms had flames coming out of it coming from a nearby window and they quickly put it out. they fou
to determine if i was in the city where at least the winning ticket was sold. i found out i wasn't. million also have that moment this morning. so many people put their $2 down on the counter to win the largest powerball jackpot ever at $588 million. the second largest lottery jackpot, that was 656 million last march. this is happening because powerball made a move at the beginning of this year, increasing the ticket price from $1 to $2, which doubled the starting jackpot from 20 million to 40 million, and then the top winning jackpot average from 141 to $255 million. i got to tell you why i'm in mapleton, georgia, this is one of the busiest locations in the state of georgia for buying powerball tickets. why? there's a sign on the front window that tells you. in 2010 they sold a winning ticket worth $116 million. a lot of people thought this would be a lucky location. >> more than a half billion dollars. what's the cash pay out then? >> cash pay out is about $385 million. and a lot of people were chasing that. we know at the peak, 133,000 powerball tickets were sold aper minute across the 4
could also mean a rush at the courthouse in cities like san francisco. and the san francisco city attorney dennis pereira knows that. he actually even filed the very first lawsuit that led to the marriage equality in that nation -- in the nation's most populous state, california. it also led to the stay which means nothing's been going on for quite some time in that state. he joins me live on the phone. so, dennis, i just want to ask you before we get to sort of the technicalities of what today can mean, the logistics of what this could mean, there are thousands and thousands of people who may want to get married monday. and how is san francisco's courthouse going to handle that? >> well, ashleigh, we have a lot of experiences, some might recall, with handling large crowds back in february of 2004. there were tremendous lines for a monthlong period here at city hall. but -- so we have experience with it. we've been working very closely with the clerk's office, and while there's a great deal of anticipation about what the possibilities are, we've been taking steps to deal with the
that we can help fix? >> exactly. i love it. >> there are great local programs in cities across the country >> there are great local programs in cities across the k country like d.c. central kitchen, they recycle leftover food from the hotels, the conventions, and put it back into homeless shelters, schools, senior groups. i mean, there is good work going on but they need help. they cannot do it on their own. >> can you talk about how he ended up in this mission or at this place, and usually you would expect the son of the financier to finance. >> he says that he loved farming from the start. he says his parents had a gardener early on. at 5 years old taught him to grow corn in the backyard. and from that moment he was in love with tractors and farming. he's been a farmer his whole lala life. he has been involved in global hunger and solving those problems but he feels those are somewhat intractable but he thinks american hunger is a very fixable problem. and i think the other thing is much like -- it's been a week we've been buffeted by buffetts. warren this week. i think what
whitfield. >> kansas city chiefs jovan belcher has committed suicide after allegedly killing his girlfriend. he allegedly shot his girlfriend multiple times at the couple's home. the paper said the two had been arguing. he then drove to a practice facility at the chiefs arrowhead stadium, woalked up to had coac and general manager, thanks them for what they had done for him, then shot himself in the head. joining us, nfl senior reporter, don banks. what do you know of this? how do you put it into perspective? >> it's a pretty unique situation in terms of nfl history. i think this is really the first time we have ever had this situation where a double murder and a player committing suicide the day before a game is scheduled in that stadium in that city. it's a tragedy. i think the nfl is little bit working without a map because they never had a situation quite this immediate to deal with, and quite this tragic. >> and what is so incredible about this is clearly, by thanking, reportedly, his coach and the general manager, i mean, they must be replaying that moment, you know, when he pulled th
have better odds of getting hit by a car. here in new york city, i have to agree with her. >> i know, but just imagine if you do win. alison, we are seeing the record jackpot because of changes made to the powerball game. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: it seems the lottery commission doubled the price of a powerball ticket from $1 to $2 in hopes of generating more revenue, but something interesting happened, sales initially went down and then they got a pop and went back up. sales really increased because people started talking about it. all that buzz happened, that jackpot grew and grew over the months, the jackpots for the powerball. in the end it increased sales and that generates revenue for states because, of course, you have to pay taxes on any of your winnings. so with the lot he commission increasing the price was generate revenue. they did and wow they will with this jackpot of $500 million. >> alison, did you buy a ticket? >> reporter: oh, no, i have no problem admitting it. i will go ahead and buy a few tickets of my own. >> good luck to you. thank you. we'l
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